McLoughlin off to a flying start.

What a season opener for this young man…

Niall McLoughlin, who won a stage at Kerry Group Rás Mumhan as a second-year junior rider last year, has kicked off his debut season in the U23 ranks with a victory in today’s Phoenix GP main event.

The Westport Covey Wheelers rider, who is 18 years old, finished first in the A1-A2 race sponsored by Phoenix CC on the well-known Nutts Corner course and had plenty of time to celebrate.

Well done Niall hopefully the first of many wins!!